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Firefighter loses leg to flesh-eating bacteria

Firefighter Ralph Lettieri vows to get back on the job and continue firefighting

By Lucy Yang

EAST PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — 26-year-old Ralphie Lettieri beat the odds and survived a flesh-eating bacteria disease.

"I feel like I'm a miracle," Ralphie Lettieri said.

Ralphie Lettieri is a miracle after having survived being eaten alive by a chilling bacteria. "Doing this now, I feel like I can do anything," Lettieri said.

Full story: Man survives flesh-eating bacteria disease

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Justin Roth Justin Roth Monday, October 01, 2012 11:52:40 AM Best of luck brother!
Tj Moro Tj Moro Monday, October 01, 2012 1:45:53 PM GOOD LUCK BROTHER.
Laurie Ashton Laurie Ashton Monday, October 01, 2012 2:56:40 PM u will fight this.
Laurie Ashton Laurie Ashton Monday, October 01, 2012 2:58:15 PM I lost my leg to but not from a flesh ating disease I lost mind from blood clotts and ever since that I been fighting my friend an I know u can do it too good luck.
Rick Marian de Gruyl Rick Marian de Gruyl Monday, October 01, 2012 5:09:29 PM all the best, been praying for you to win this battle. hope you do get back into firefighting, hard to get out of your system. I was disabled in 2008 while on a fire call and miss it terribly, hope you do get back at it.
Cheryl Norrad Cheryl Norrad Monday, October 01, 2012 6:59:58 PM Firefighters are heroes.
Jim Dwyer Jim Dwyer Thursday, November 08, 2012 8:28:47 AM Been praying for you Brother...Hope you make it back! Let nothing stop you...

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